Lagunitas Waldos' Special Ale

Lagunitas Waldos' Special Ale

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Waldos' Special Ale (Lagunitas Website)
2015 OneHitter Series The Waldos' Special Ale (Lagunitas Website)
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I came to Eureka! today for the Steal the Glass special (today featured the Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison). Unfortunately, I wasn't very impressed. Fortunately, they still had some Waldos' Special Ale on tap.

The Lagunitas Waldos' 4/20 DIPA came out with some head. While my intention was to smell it first, I immediately tasted it instead. It tasted very hoppy and grassy, but did not taste bitter until the end of the sip and into the aftertaste.

I tried to smell it after the sip, but I didn't detect anything.

Drinking some more, I noted and re-emphasized that the beer was so hoppy. I guess that's what it means to be a double IPA (my friend Josh would probably hate it). I also noted that there was a nice amount of lacing on the glass.

Overall, I liked the 4/20 DIPA more than the Ovila Abbey Saison.

After finishing two-thirds of the beer, I gave it another whiff and could smell the hops. Furthermore, no more lacing had formed after the head had dissipated.

While both the taste and alcohol content (11% ABV) was strong, the beer smelled nice. Cheers. 7:24PM PT

Website Information:

The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas is made with help of The Waldos for all treasure hunters... See, in 1971, The Waldos met one afteroon at 4:20 in the front courtyard of their school near the statue of Louis Pasteur. They set out in a ’66 Impala armed with a "treasure map" on a journey to find a secret garden near Point Reyes. They met there at the same time every day and continued their quest. They never found the secret garden.... But they keep lookin'.

ABV: 11.1%
Sold as: Kegs
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.

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April 11, 2015 | It's that time of year again!

Though we change this slightly every year it always ends up bein’ the dankest, hoppiest brew we make... Herbacious. Botanical. Resinous. Available in Hiiiighly limited areas on April 20th. Cheers to all you treasure hunters!

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